Executive Summary

Christ Kitchen began in 1998 and is a Christ-centered ministry providing work, job-training, Bible study, discipleship, support, and fellowship for women living in poverty in Spokane. Through the production and sales of gourmet dried food products and full-service catering services, this ministry enables women to learn to work through one of our six job training matrixes, enabling them to become employable, and to support themselves and their families without reliance on government programs or destructive relationships.

The goal of Christ Kitchen is to offer a nurturing, healthy, caring environment where women learn work skills and life skills and meet relational needs. It provides a community within which to grow, learn, give, and be supported.

While the incentive to earn money brings women to Christ Kitchen, it is the spiritual and emotional care that sustains them while they learn how to become employable and self-sufficient. Christ Kitchen’s call is to help women trapped in poverty to develop, renew, and heal, and maintain spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health.

Our Mission

Christ Kitchen is a job-training project providing work, instruction, discipleship, support, and fellowship for women living in poverty in the Spokane area. Through the production and sales of gourmet dried food products and catered meals, this project enables women to learn to work, to become employable and, eventually, to support themselves and their families without reliance on government programs or destructive relationships.

Christ Kitchen recognizes the myriad of issues making employment and self-sufficiency difficult for women in poverty. We offer a work setting in which any willing woman can gain skills and competencies which in turn improve their confidence and self-image. Helping low-income women learn the love of Christ and achieve emotional and mental stability as they become self-reliant, stable workers and citizens, is the goal of our growing community.

Our Mission